Explore exporting during World Trade Month

Illinois District Office  - May 15, 2017

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World Trade Month

Can't make it to an event? Meet us online

We're hosting webinars on Thursdays in May to share information about the tools, programs, and training opportunities the SBA and its wide network of resource partners offer that can help your small business, with an emphasis on those in rural areas. Choose the date and time that's most convenient for you and register today. This event is great for future and current small business owners who aren't able to attend our in-person events!

10 a.m., May 17: Register here

9:30 a.m., May 24 or May 31: Register here


Upcoming Events

Click the event title to register. All times are in the Central Time Zone.

Wednesday, May 16: 8(a) Orientation
9:30 a.m., SBA Illinois District Office, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150, Chicago

Wednesday, May 16: Knowing Your Brand
6 p.m., Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Thursday, May 17: S4 Business - Filling the Gap - Independent Contractors
12 p.m., DACC Campus - Bremer Conference Center, 2000 E. Main St., Danville

Monday, May 21: Round Table Ideas and Opportunities
1 p.m., SCORE Chicago, 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago (This event is sponsored by SCORE Chicago.)

Tuesday, May 22: Show me the Money - Financing Your Business Options
8:45 a.m., SCORE Chicago, 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago (This event is sponsored by SCORE Chicago and costs $50 to attend.)

Tuesday, May 22: Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship
4 p.m., First Bank, 4387 N. Illinois St., Swansea (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE.)

Tuesday, May 22: Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship
9 a.m., Jackie Joyner Kersee Center, 101 Jackie Joyner Kersee Circle, East St. Louis (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE.)

Tuesday, May 22: Export 101 & New Technologies Your Should Know
10 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD)

Tuesday, May 22: The Certification Process
1 p.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD)

Tuesday, May 22: Business Opportunities Open House
1 p.m., 231 South LaSalle St., 16th Floor, Chicago (This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Wednesday, May 23: Small Business Resource Fair
8:30 a.m., Oakton Community College, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie (Email bprojans@oakton.edu to register.)

Wednesday, May 23: One More Customer
12 p.m., SCORE Chicago, 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago (This event is sponsored by SCORE Chicago.)

Wednesday, May 23: Details of Exporting
9 a.m., ICNC, 320 N. Damen (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC at ICNC.)

Wednesday, May 23: Expanding Exports Through ISTEP
10 a.m., Online (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC at Bradley University.)

Wednesday, May 23: Create Your Business Plan
10 a.m., Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Wednesday, May 23: LinkedIn Connections
10 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD and costs $25 to attend.)

Thursday, May 24: SBA Certifications webinar
3 p.m., Online

Thursday, May 24: Small Business Expo
9 a.m., UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago

Thursday, May 24: Prepare Your Plan - Don't Ask the Genie
9 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD and costs $20 to attend.)

Tuesday, May 29: Export Strategic Planning
10 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD.)